Rev up the motorcycles and crank up the music

Mainstreet Zephyrhills attracted a crowd to the 15th annual Music & Motorcycles in downtown Zephyrhills on Sept. 14. People who like riding motorcycles, and those who simply admire them were joined by people who enjoy live music. More photos in story! … [Read more...]

Library offers monthly jewelry making class

Those looking to make jewelry with a flair — while using crochet stitches — recently had the chance to do so at a crochet jewelry class at the Land O’ Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. The program is part of the library’s Foundry Makerspace, which offers free classes and workshops on various subjects. The free class meets the third Tuesday of each month, and is open to all skill levels. … [Read more...]

Pasco County unveils first permanent 9/11 memorial

Hundreds turned out to Tampa Premium Outlets on Sept. 7, to an event to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The event included the Memorial Mile, which attracted both runners and walkers; the unveiling of Pasco County’s first permanent 9/11 memorial; and other special moments.       … [Read more...]

Inaugural Memorial Mile draws all ages

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Bracing for Hurricane Dorian

With Hurricane Irma still fresh on their minds, many Pasco County residents were taking no chances as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida. To help residents, Pasco County set up free, 24-hour self-service sandbag sites at several locations. The sandbags were available, as long as supplies lasted. For the most effective results, the Pasco County Division of Emergency Management recommends placing … [Read more...]

Bracing for Hurricane Dorian

Teri Hardy, of Land O’ Lakes, pushes sand through a funnel that helps fill the sandbags more efficiently. Hardy, a lifelong resident of Land O’ Lakes, hopes to fill 10 bags, the maximum allowed. She wants to prevent flooding through the entryways of her newly built home. (Christine Holtzman) … [Read more...]

Using sewing skills to make a difference

When feeling the pressures of life, Suze Swink, of Zephyrhills, often escapes by diving into her crafts. When she felt the need to do something more productive and purposeful with her skills, she helped co-create the fiber arts group, ‘Yarn for a Cause.’ The group, which now has five members, meets each Thursday at 6 p.m., at the New River Branch Library in Wesley Chapel. They crochet, knit and … [Read more...]

Hoping for a new home

Anastasia, a 3-year-old gray cat, is gazing out the window perhaps hoping that her new owner would soon be picking her out to take home, during the recent ‘Clear the Shelters’ event at the Pasco County Animal Services shelter, 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O’ Lakes. … [Read more...]

Safety a priority on the first day of school

Cypress Creek Middle High School Assistant Principal Julieann Usry directs traffic in the carline, as parents drop off their children on the first day of school. … [Read more...]

New school year, smooth start

At Cypress Creek Middle High in Wesley Chapel, students streamed on to campus, where they were greeted by staff members, who directed traffic and answered questions. As the bell rings, signaling the start of first period, students rush to their destinations, as school counselor, Kristine Fewox, center, helps two students find their class schedule. Note: First day of school student photos can be … [Read more...]